We have a wide range of experiences using various academic curricula and intervention programs. Most of our team members have been formally trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach or similar multi-sensory methods for teaching reading and writing, but that is just the start. We have educators with experience teaching Singapore Math, Reading Mastery, Seeing Stars, Read Naturally, Saxon Math, Words Their Way, SPIRE, Wilson, Barton, i-Ready, Math Wise, Leveled Literacy, Step Up to Writing, Lucy Calkins Workshop, and many others.
100% of the team has experience teaching student with learning differences, and 60% of the team has an educational background in special education.
We believe all children can excel academically, regardless of their unique learning needs, their current standing in school, or their socioeconomic status.
We really do, and our enthusiasm is infectious. It might sound obvious, but students truly learn best from teachers who are passionate about their work. We promise to go above and beyond to help your child become their best.
Our number one goal is to unlock your child’s potential and get results. We take that responsibility seriously and are consistently driving toward measurable academic results for all of our students.
We do not use a cookie-cutter curriculum or a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning. We start by assessing student learning needs and goals. Then, we develop lesson plans and tailor approach in order to meet the unique needs of each student.
Finding the right educator for your child’s learning goals and learning style is absolutely essential. We take the guesswork out of this process and match every child with the best fit tutor. We start with a thorough (and free) consultation where we better understand the student’s academic goals, needs, and learning style. From there, we connect each child with the best tutor to help them excel.
We do not have a physical office location. Instead, we meet you where it’s most convenient; many families prefer to meet in home, and some families prefer to meet a public location, like a nearby library or coffee shop. We also don’t have fixed business hours—we tutor students all days of the week, most hours of the day, so scheduling is very flexible to meet your needs. Additionally, you are NOT locked into a contract for a minimum number of tutoring hours. Most families pay weekly based on services provided that week, and hours per week can vary based on what your child needs. We make a plan that works for your child and your family’s busy schedule.
Our teachers have diverse skill sets and have been trained in a variety of intervention programs. That said, we do not use a single pre-determined curriculum for all students because there is no silver bullet program that will meet the needs of all learners. We start by informally assessing your child to get a sense for his/her strengths and areas for growth; then, we develop a learning plan that is 100% unique for each student with specific academic goals, learning objectives, and metrics of success. We tailor every lesson to meet the needs and goals of each student. Additionally, we provide families with a post-session action plan that summarizes what was covered during the session and provides suggested practice items and resources to utilize until the next tutoring session.
Success in school is determined by multiple factors. While we support students with mastering academic content, we also focus on executive functioning skills, which, in many cases, take a student from good to great or help a student who is on the edge of failure get back on track. Executive functioning skills include being able to prioritize and manage time appropriately, chunk big assignments into smaller pieces and backwards plan from a deadline, and start a project and follow through to completion. These are the soft skills that undergird success in school and career.
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“Thank you Thrive team for helping my child excel. She is a good writer, but in order to get into her top colleges, she has to be a great writer. The improvements we have seen are extraordinary.”
“My daughter has significant learning challenges, but since she started working with her Thrive tutor, she is FINALLY learning. And, for the first time, she actually feels confident and excited to learn. She truly looks forward to her sessions”
"My son was really struggling with Algebra and in just half a semester working with Thrive, his grade increased over ten points. Thank you for helping him be successful and confident."
“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of a true education.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.